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Mom Shares Email From Teacher Who Asks Her To Tone Down Daughter’s “Black Girl Magic”

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via Madamenoire.com A young Black student was reportedly asked to play down her self-esteem because she was making her white classmates jealous. Last Wednesday a woman named Jacquelyn Nietzsche shared a screenshot of an email that she received from her daughter Mariah’s teacher, begging her to address Mariah about her “misbehavior.” “First of all what the hell is wrong with…

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Cosby Show Actor Geoffrey Owens’ Response to Being Work Shamed. “Every Job is Worthwhile & Valuable.”

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Photo: Geoffrey Owens IG By Brenda Alexander Erykah Badu said it best when she sang, “Work ain’t honest but it pays the bills.” In the context of her song, she was referencing selling drugs, but those lyrics can apply to every walk of life as we’ve all found ourselves in work spaces that weren’t at the top of our vision…

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News Reporter Who Rocks Natural Hair On-Air for the First Time Proves the Struggle is Still Real

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By Erickka Sy Savané When news reporter Dana Whyte of Michigan recently took to her twitter account to profess that she had worn her her natural hair on-camera for the first time, ending an internal struggle that had plagued her since the beginning of her career, I thought, “Whoa, baby, we still got work to do!” Continue  Dana’s Tweet So…

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Here’s Why You Should Be Watching The Van Jones Show

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Van Jones By Mwabi Kaira We first saw Van Jones as a co-host on the short lived CNN’s Crossfire in 2013 but he had been behind the scenes working tirelessly for years before that. He is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator that operates three advocacy initiatives: #cut50, #Yeswecode and Green for…

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When The Family Claps Back: Zeola Gaye & Rain Pryor Dispel Quincy Jones’s Rumors

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Rain Pryor & Zeola Gaye  By Michelby Coco Whitehead Quincy Jones’s interview with Vulture has been a doozy in every way imaginable. While the interview did provide great commentary on what he thinks about today’s music industry and his relationship with Ivanka Trump, it also spilled some messy tea that has left a lot of people pissed off. Continue The…

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